From 1 April 2011, nearly six years after it became operational, ECDC changes its organisational structure. The reorganisation aims at a greater flexibility towards newly arising priorities and further strengthening the disease-specific work at ECDC.
From April onwards, the Centre will operate in a matrix structure with four units. Seven Heads of Disease Programmes, in the Office of the Chief Scientist, will coordinate the already existing programmes. They will draw on expertise from specialists in two shared resources units, the Surveillance and Response Support and the Public Health Capacity and Communication unit. In addition, a Resource Management and Coordination unit will provide administrative support and host cross-cutting coordination functions such as the Microbiology Coordination. Changes in the organisation were made following internal and external consultation and assessment of the functioning of the old structure. They are intended to enable us to enhance ECDC’s added value and contribution to improving the health of European citizens.
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